Celebrating aging and the benefits of active living at any age, Active Aging Week showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society. This campaign also spotlights role models that lead the way. Learn how you can join with thousands of Active Aging Week supporters to help change the way we age.
Tell us what you did during Active Aging Week to redefine the term "Active."
Residents from all levels of care united as one community for unique experiences that were rooted in wellness. We redefined active through a prayer walk, Laughter Yoga, a collaborative fitness class with the Grand Rapids Ballet, a competitive wiffleball game, an intergenerational experience with a local university student group, a reminiscing social and several opportunities to enjoy the efforts of our incredible Dining Services team. The week provided residents with opportunities to showcase their gifts: the works of resident artists were put on display for all to enjoy and their musical abilities were shared for a special night of entertainment! We utilized the talents of over 40 volunteers throughout the week, the majority to transport residents from higher levels of care to the events. All photos submitted were taken by a resident photographer. The visual of residents participating in all events - be it in a Geri Chair, a wheelchair, seated or standing - was an incredible representation of redefining what it means to be active to each individual. We ended the week feeling fulfilled and more empowered than ever to continue the journey of staying active spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally utilizing skill, talents and our vibrant community environments.